Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma 'optimistic' that infrastructure for 2022 National Games will be ready ahead of schedule
The Meghalaya Chief Minister was optimistic that some funds from the Minority Affairs Ministry will also be released and this amount will be utilized for sports infrastructure
Flights for Haj will start from 14 July, when pilgrims from Delhi, Gaya, Guwahati, Lucknow and Srinagar will embark on the pilgrimage. Flights from other embarkation points would start later.
In the last edition of for this year of his monthly radio programme 'Mann ki Baat,' Prime Minister Narendra Modi conveyed Christmas greetings and talked about the teachings of Jesus Christ
The management of Haj pilgrimage will now be done by the Minority Affairs Ministry instead of the External Affairs Ministry. President Pranab Mukherjee has given assent to new rules in this regard.
Telecom Secretary Rakesh Garg was on Friday shunted out to Minority Affairs Ministry as part of a top-level bureaucratic reshuffle, 10 months ahead of his retirement.
Against the backdrop of the row on ban on beef, Minority Affairs Minister Najma Heptulla said the sentiments of majority community should also be respected.
Arvind Mayaram, who was shunted from finance ministry to tourism, has now been transferred to minority affairs ministry even before he took charge.
The community is already enjoys minority status in some states like Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan.